Harold D. Jones served in the United States Army (102nd Infantry Division) from 1943 to 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on March 13, 2006, as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Jones talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Jones was born in Osage City, Kansas, on May 31, 1925. He graduated from high school in May 1943 and was drafted into the Army in August 1943. He joined the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) and then went to infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He engaged in battle in Holland and spent time in Allied-occupied Germany. Jones was discharged in 1946. He received a Purple Heart. Following his service, Jones went to the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in business.
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